Archived Cannella Capitol Update

January 27, 2012
Dear Friend, 2012 has started off with a bang! We have already seen the Governor’s proposed budget and State of the State address. January also marks the beginning of the legislative season, which is accompanied by a flurry of activity. My priorities for this year will remain the same. I will be an...
December 19, 2011
Dear Friend, The holiday season is a time for reflection, and this year I have much to be thankful for! Besides being grateful for the support of my family - particularly as I’ve been away from home more than usual - I’m also humbled by the trust you’ve placed in me as your representative in the...
November 18, 2011
Dear Friend, With the holiday season fast approaching, I've had a few moments to reflect on the last year and to be grateful for the progress we've been able to make in Sacramento thus far in my first term in the State Senate. Given my experience in local government, I'll admit that the transition...
October 24, 2011
Dear Friend, It's been a busy month in the 12th Senate District! Since the Legislature adjourned for the year last month, I've been driving from county to county talking to folks about the issues that matter most to them - particularly job creation and economic growth. I visited Marich Chocolates...
September 16, 2011
Dear Friend, Last week, the Legislature wrapped up its work for the year after having acted on more than a thousand bills. That means I'm back in the district full time for the next three months, meeting with people to talk about their concerns and their priorities for the upcoming year. As I look...
August 22, 2011
Dear Friend, During the Legislature’s summer recess, I spent a lot of time talking to people around the 12th Senate District (keep reading below for some of my notes from the road), and I was reminded yet again that, in addition to ensuring the safety of our communities, our top priority in...
June 10, 2011
Dear Friend, Last week, the State Legislature was busy working to meet the "house of origin" deadline, meaning that all bills introduced in the Senate or Assembly have either been passed to the other house or will wait for a second chance next year. I’m particularly pleased to report that three of...
May 26, 2011
Dear Friend, This week, the state Capitol has been flooded with teachers from all over the state who are concerned about the future of public education in California. You may be surprised to hear this coming from a Republican, but I share their concern. In fact, I couldn't agree more about the...
March 11, 2011
In This Issue Californians Feeling The Pinch Shifting Services To Cities, Counties, Could Cost More What They’re Saying About Our Letter To Governor Brown How Do You Think We Should Balance California’s Budget? Dear Friend, Today, we join our friends in Japan to mourn the loss of life caused by the...
February 10, 2011
Dear Friend, Last week, Governor Brown gave his first State of the State address since being sworn in as our state's 39th governor - and I think it's safe to say that the state of our state is gloomy. All eyes are on our dismal economy and on a budget crisis that never seems to improve. Add to that...

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